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Working with The Hunterian Zoology collections

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A student post by Jonathan Norkiewicz, MSc Museum Studies student, University of Glasgow. During the spring semester of my Museum Studies postgraduate programme I undertook a Zoology work placement with The Hunterian. The goal of this work placement was the creation and updating of The Hunterian’s records in regard to the domestic animal remains in the Kelvin Hall dry storage… Continue reading

Autism in Museums: Creating Autism-friendly pre-visit Resources for the Hunterian Museum

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A student post by Aimee Fletcher, Museum Studies (MSc) programme, University of Glasgow. An introduction from Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager, The Hunterian This project forms part of an overall drive to enhance The Hunterian’s accessibility provision, seeking to review our interpretation resources and support services to ensure that our displays and venues are as accessible… Continue reading

The Hunterian Associates Programme: What I Have Learned

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A student post from Charlotte Orr, PhD candidate in Medical Humanities at the University of Glasgow. Participating in bespoke training; embarking on research related to (and completely unrelated to!) my PhD; engaging diverse audiences at prestigious public events: these are a few features of The Hunterian Associates Programme (HAP) that convinced me to apply. Building… Continue reading

Jacobite Era Coins and Medals in The Hunterian Collection

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A student post by Bethany Sanderson, Hunterian Placement Student (Memorialising Scottish Culture and Literature). The Hunterian’s coin collection is one of the most thorough in its narrative of Scottish history. Approximately 70,000 coins and medals are kept here, containing some of the most well known figures of Scottish culture and history, including Robert Burns and… Continue reading

Memorialising Burns: The Statue Medals

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A student post by Fraser Caldwell, Hunterian Placement Student (Memorialising Scottish Culture and Literature). Since his death in 1796, Robert Burns has been memorialised in a wide variety of medals across the centuries, with the earliest dated to 1801.i During the late 19th century, ‘several medals were struck to celebrate the unveiling of statues of… Continue reading

Winter Festivals Interning

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A student post by Lindsay Middleton, Collections Engagement Intern, The Hunterian.  Before the Scottish Fantasy Night at the Museum event, student volunteers were given the opportunity to indicate what areas we were particularly interested in helping out with. I immediately put myself down to help at the Special Collections table. Several library visits over the course of… Continue reading